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Wonder Women
February 10, 2021

Wonder Women

Text by Ranjabati Das. Illustration by Swati Sinha

Our knowledge of mentorship in deeply patriarchal Bollywood is largely restricted to the narratives that get reported in the press – of the blue-eyed darlings of A-list production houses and male actors and directors. Conversations with a few good women from the Hindi film and webseries space – actors, writers, directors, costume designers, producers – firmly convince us that changing the way women are perceived on-screen is only possible when they actively lead the way off it and help other women feel heard and seen
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Wishful Shrinking

Text by Sadaf Shaikh. Photographed by Sushant Chhabria. Styled by Shweta Navandar. Hair and make-up by Jean-Claude Biguine, India

Pihu Sand made her acting debut as Lata Sharma, a plus-sized singer with stars in her eyes, in Fanney Khan (2018). The 22-year-old gives an honest account of how she was made to gain 20 kgs for the role and then pressured into taking it all off to sustain her relevance in an industry with demanding beauty ideals. Sadaf Shaikh, who continues to struggle with her fitness targets, weighs in...
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The crew at work in a ravine, Sonchiriya, Chambal valley

How Sonchiriya Was Shot Amidst Chambal’s Complex Terrain

Text by Shreya Dasgupta. Photographs by Parnil Vishwasrao

The rugged topography of central India’s Chambal valley is expertly navigated by cinematographer Anuj Rakesh Dhawan’s lens in the Hindi movie Sonchiriya. Shreya Dasgupta plays guide for Verve as her well-trained eye tracks the sinuous camerawork, zeroing in on the specific terrains, vegetation and wildlife that get screen time
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Bollywood, Criminal Justice, Featured, Hotstar, Jackie Shroff, Online Exclusive

The 62-year-old actor talks to Verve about the events that have dotted his life and career – and how he has stayed relevant
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Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
February 14, 2019

A Legacy Of Love: Why DDLJ Continues To Be A Hit With Millennials

Text by Huzan Tata. Images courtesy: Yash Raj Films Pvt. Ltd

It’s the canonical Bollywood romance that established a new cinematic template for modern, multicultural love when it first hit the screens in 1995. Natashja Rathore demystifies the timeless appeal of Yash Raj Films’ Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge in her documentary, Still Rolling — The DDLJ Story (2016)
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Anil Kapoor, Bollywood, Cinema, Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga, Featured, Film, LGBTQIA, Movies, Online Exclusive, Sonam K Ahuja, Vidhu Vinod Chopra
January 28, 2019

Ahead of the release of Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga, we catch a glimpse of the creative chemistry that sustains this project
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